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How Heat Pumps Work

Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by AC Direct

An image of a heat pump which has been installed by Air Conditioning Direct.

Heat pumps are a highly energy efficient way to heat and cool residential spaces. In the latest blog post from Air Conditioning Direct, we discuss heat pumps, how they work and their advantages.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps extract thermal energy from the ambient air, water or ground and transfer it into your home. An advantage of using heat pumps is that the process is fully reversible, meaning that they can be used for both heating and cooling your space.

By extracting energy from the air, Altherma heat pumps use a combination of renewable and traditional energy to heat your home and provide it with hot water.

There are a wide variety of heat pumps on the market, which work in slightly different ways, however, a professional installer will be able to inform you of the best option for your space and budget.

The Advantages of Heat Pumps

In the modern day, we are all much more aware of our impact on the environment. In addition to this, the rise of high fuel bills means that many of us are now considering alternative methods of heating our homes. Heat pumps are a highly efficient option for heating and cooling residential properties and are said to heat five times more efficiently than traditional heating systems.

It is a common misconception that alternative methods of heating your home require more maintenance, however, heat pumps require very little maintenance. What’s more, they can be connected to all standard low-temperature radiators and underfloor heating systems.

Here at Air Conditioning Direct, we have been specialising in providing tailored air conditioning systems, heat pumps and solar panels to both commercial and residential properties. If you would like to find out more about our wide range of services, we welcome you to contact us. Please call our team today on 020 8989 8989 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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